Latin Theatre Company announces its Spring 2023 presentation
In this new show, the company will showcase the eclectic nature of the Latin American experience.
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Los Angeles Latino Theatre Company announced that it will have four plays during the season, seeking to "attest to the nature of the American Latinx experience" with works by artists from Los Angeles, Mexico and New York.
The season will begin April 29th through May 28th with the world premiere of "Whittier Boulevard," a new play devised by a group of actors and inspired by the classic film of the same name. In the play, the company uses its signature blend of comedy, drama, music, dance and theatrical magic to transport audiences to Los Angeles in the year 2042.
Beginning May 3rd, the company will present Mexico City's interdisciplinary and experimental ensemble Organización Secreta Teatro in two new plays without dialogue: "Pueblo Espíritu," which creates a post-pandemic world in which the survival of a semi-nomadic tribe is governed by their relationship with the spirit world, and "Las Diosas Subterráneas," which uses the Greek myth of Demeter and her daughter Persephone, abducted by Hades, god of the underworld, to tell a story of mothers searching for their missing daughters who find in the strength of community a reason to carry on.
The fourth play they will present this season will be "Evolution of a Sonero" starting May 13th. This story shows when hip-hop meets salsa through the music of poet, actor and singer Flaco Navaja.
The Latino Theatre Company is dedicated to providing a world-class arts center for those who pursue artistic excellence; a laboratory where both tradition and innovation are honored and honed; and a place where the convergence of people, cultures and ideas contribute to the future.
All performances will take place between April and May at the Los Angeles Theater Center, informally known as LATC.